(Closed) Group or "Family" first dance instead of bride & groom dance

posted 4 years ago in Music
Post # 4
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I don’t really like the idea of having all eyes on us for our first dance, so I’m considering having the DJ making an announcement asking everyone to come out on the dance floor to celebrate with us. I figure it might help kick off the dancing and would take some pressure off us. I just feel like it would be boring for everyone to watch us slow dance for 3 mins and doing a choreographed dance would make us both too self conscious. And FMIL sadly passed away 2 years ago so doing a formal dance with my dad might just draw attention to that (I’ll dance with him if he’s up for it, just with other people on the dancefloor too)

Post # 6
10456 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Oh I am so with you! I hate the idea of a first dance but my mom convinced my fiancé that we have to do one. Ugh. I think I’ll just get our parents and wedding party to do it with us so it’s less awkward. But it’s still hella awkward to me. 

Post # 7
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I didn’t want to do a first dance either, but my DH insisted.

DH’s brother was our “dj” – he used an ipod and put together the song list.  Halfway through our song he announced for our parents to come out.  They danced with each other for a bit then I danced with my dad, and DH with his mom.  Then we brought out the bridal party and pretty soon, everyone was dancing.

It was still akward as I was crying throughout our song, but it made it more bearable by the fact we were only dancing by ourselves for a short time.

Post # 8
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@yehyehgirl:  DH and I did a first dance and then did a “family dance” like you’re describing. I started to dance with my dad, DH with his mom, then my FIL cut in and danced with me, dad danced with GF, our wedding party got up and danced with their SO’s…other people got up to dance and we switched up partners a couple of times, it was nice. 

Post # 9
623 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@yehyehgirl:  I like the idea. Have you considered having a mother-daughter dance instead?

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